General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Associate Computer Systems Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17535BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Associate Computer Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Associates Computer Systems Engineer in our Army Ground Control Station (GCS) Group located in Poway, CA. This position will support the design, development, and integration of the Army Gray Eagle GCS. The applicant will have the opportunity to learn and work with advanced virtual environments and complex networked systems that are controlled from anywhere in the world.


  • Perform GCS system engineering activities on the Army Gray Eagle Program of Record

  • Actively participate in the integration, verification, validation and documentation of requirements through the system development cycle

  • Under general supervision and with regular review, this position will support the GCS Project Engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity

  • Develop interface control documents, software requirement specifications, performance specifications, presentations and review test plans/procedures

  • Perform software installations on the GCS and support any relevant troubleshooting

  • Perform functional testing and troubleshooting of equipment and systems by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles

  • Obtains and analyzes data from development, production or field related activities and provides root cause corrective actions to identified issues

  • Develop or modify procedures used in production and field environments

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices

  • Applicant needs to be self-motivated and a self-starter

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering candidates are preferred for this position

  • Must have a broad understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory in your respective field

  • Must have good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Working knowledge of Linux and/or Windows operating systems is required

  • Working knowledge of scripting languages (ex. Python) is required

  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and principles is desired, but not required

  • Have a desire to work in a fast-paced development and testing environment

  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as needed

  • Must be flexible to travel on short notice, possibly for extended periods of time, to Flight Test Facilities and Customer Sites

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is required

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.